Is Maynard quite possibly one of the better quarterbacks in the conference? Time, coupled with performances such as Saturday's, will tell.

Higher expectations in Maynard’s last year

If you were to ask a Cal football fan to vent their utmost frustrations in the first half of last season, the first two words out of their mouth would’ve likely been “Zach Maynard.” Save for a warmup game against patsy Presbyterian, Maynard didn’t finish a game with a completion
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No dream finish for Cal’s Weaver

Michael Weaver redshirted his junior year of golf to focus on getting into Cal’s Haas School of Business. If current events are any indication, they’ll be better off with him back. The junior reached the final of the U.S. Amateur Open but fell in the final Sunday, losing to Steven
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Grace Leer, Thelma Einarsdottir and Ifeoma Onumonu scored Cal’s five goals on Sunday.

Leer leads Cal to 5-2 win

As the PA announcer began counting down the end of the first half, Cal forward Grace Leer, who already scored two goals, was powering down the left wing with the ball. At the count of 10, she bullied past the last San Jose State defender. By six, she coolly placed
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Former Cal quarterback named radio commentator

Former Cal quarterback Mike Pawlawski was named Cal’s football radio analyst on Friday, replacing Troy Taylor, who called games for seven years before resigning this offseason. Taylor, another former Cal quarterback who remains the school’s all-time leading passer, resigned to become the co-head football coach for Folsom High School.
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Bears announce 2012-13 schedule

A battle of brainy teams, a trip to Madison, Wisc., and four other matchups against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year highlight the Cal men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule released Friday. The Bears’ 31-game regular season slate includes 16 home games — four of which will be against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
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Caitlin Leverenz was one of 12 Cal medalists in London, taking a bronze medal in the 200 IM.

Calympians end London Olympics with record 17 medals

Over the course of 18 days in London, Cal’s 38 Olympians won 17 medals in six sports — 11 of which were gold, finishing off a record-tying fortnight with arguably the greatest Olympic performance in school history and one of the greatest showings of any sports institution in America. Cal’s Olympians continue to improve on their showing at each summer Games.
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Winning a gold medalist

Cal won 17 medals at the London Olympics, but what if it turns out that number increases? What if Cal actually won 22 medals — 15 golds — and we didn’t even realize what was going on? What if the London Olympics really solidified Cal as the No. 1 school at which to be an Olympic athlete — instead of No. 2 or 3 — blowing Stanford, USC and every other American school out of the water? What if Missy Franklin comes to Cal?
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Nathan Adrian won his third medal of the Olympics swimming the freestyle leg of the men's 400 medley relay. Adrian also won the gold in the 100 freestyle.

Full list of Cal Olympic medalists

Gold medals (11) Nathan Adrian (USA) — Men’s swimming — 100 free relay Nathan Adrian (USA) — Men’s swimming — 400 medley relay Erin Cafaro (USA) — Women’s rowing — Eight Rachel Bootsma (USA) — Women’s swimming — 400 medley relay (swam in heats) Jessica Hardy (USA) — Women’s swimming — 400
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Morgan scores winning goal in 4-3 U.S. victory

With less than a minute remaining in the final overtime, the former Cal standout took a cross from Heather O’Reilly and headed it into the back of the net just over the head of Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod, sealing the squad’s 4-3 win and its fifth consecutive spot in the Olympic gold medal match.
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Going for the gold

The Summer Olympics are essentially to the rest of the world what the FIFA World Cup is to America: an excuse to adopt some crazy fanaticism about sports one knows absolutely nothing about. There are, of course, countless “hell yeah!” moments in any given Olympics — most of which involve Team USA. But for every “hell yeah!” moment, there’s at least one that takes you by surprise and makes you stammer, “What the hell?”
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